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Vol. 30, No. 4, 2010
Issue release date: October 2010
Section title: Review Article
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Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2010;30:352–361

Review of Dairy Consumption and Cognitive Performance in Adults: Findings and Methodological Issues

Crichton G.E.a · Bryan J.a, b · Murphy K.J.a · Buckley J.a
aNutritional Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, and bSchool of Psychology, University of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A., Australia
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Georgina Crichton

Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia

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Background: Diet is a modifiable factor that could be targeted as an appropriate intervention to optimise cognitive health and well-being in ageing. Aim: The aim of this systematic review was to consider current evidence for an association between dairy intake and cognitive functioning. Methods: Searches of the electronic databases Medline, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, and PsychInfo were undertaken to identify peer-reviewed journal articles that reported on associations between dairy consumption and cognitive outcomes. Results: Three cross-sectional and 5 prospective studies were identified. Poorer cognitive function and an increased risk for vascular dementia were found to be associated with a lower consumption of milk or dairy products. However, the consumption of whole-fat dairy products may be associated with cognitive decline in the elderly. Conclusion: Methodological variability and study limitations do not enable conclusions regarding optimal dairy intake and cognitive performance to be drawn. Randomised controlled trials are needed to confirm the relationship between dairy intake and cognition.

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Accepted: August 27, 2010
Published online: October 12, 2010
Issue release date: October 2010

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1420-8008 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9824 (Online)

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